Joseph Middleton

Biography

A versatile practitioner with particular expertise in immigration, extradition, death penalty litigation and other human rights challenges.

Joe has been a member of chambers since 1998. His main areas of work are immigration and nationality law, extradition, death penalty litigation and other constitutional and human rights challenges. Many of his cases draw on crossover expertise between his different practice areas, often involving issues of international and/or human rights law (see e.g. Young v Young [2012] 3 WLR 266, Fam. - human rights implications of impounding a litigantâ??s passport in family proceedings). He has appeared in the UKâ??s domestic courts at all levels. He has also taken cases in the ECtHR, the Privy Council, the UN Human Rights Committee and, in collaboration with local counsel, in various jurisdictions in Africa and the Caribbean. He has recently acted as pro bono counsel for British citizens sentenced to death in the DRC, Ghana and Kenya.

Areas of Practice

Immigration

Year Qualified

1997

Education

LLM
BSc

Memberships

Immigration Law Practitionersâ?? Association
Extradition Lawyersâ?? Association
Death Penalty Project (director)
Administrative Law Bar Association
Justice
Liberty